As in January, Bay Area home sales declined year over year in February, although recent open-house activity in one local county suggests another busy spring. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp has an expert, in-depth analysis of the latest real estate statistics in a new Straight Talk column.
Tag Archive: Alameda County
March 6, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Rising mortgage rates caused home loan origination activity to dip in the fourth quarter, while they had the opposite effect on refinancing activity. And no surprise here: Three Bay Area counties rank among the nation's top 10 wine destinations in 2017. Check out these and other stories of interest in Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup.
February 22, 2017 • Posted in Market Conditions
California home sales got a boost in the inaugural month of 2017, while the number of transactions trended lower here in the Bay Area -- particularly in the more expensive counties.
February 20, 2017 • Posted in Weekly Real Estate News Roundups
Suburban communities in Alameda and Santa Clara counties rank among the 10 hottest housing markets in the U.S., while April Fools' Day is the most popular day of the year for new home listings. Check out Pacific Union's weekly Real Estate Roundup for these and other stories of interest.
February 14, 2017 • Posted in Market Conditions
Income gains helped keep California's housing affordability in check in the fourth quarter and even resulted in some modest improvements in the Bay Area, though only one-quarter of the region's residents can afford to purchase a home.
Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp examines January home sales volume activity and inventory across the Bay Area and finds noticeable differences between individual markets.
January 20, 2017 • Posted in Home Price Conditions
The Bay Area enjoyed uniform year-over-year home price appreciation in the final month of 2016, though persistent tight inventory conditions and affordability will likely remain challenges for the region and the state in 2017.
Home sales across the Bay Area declined more than usual in the final month of 2016. Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp takes a look behind the numbers in her latest analysis.
December 20, 2016 • Posted in Home Sales Volume & Inventory Conditions
Home shoppers across major California regions -- including the Bay Area -- were quite active in November, boosting annual sales volumes by double-digit percentage points.
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